"We're going to sing like we mean it, 'cos I mean it this time," sings James Veck-Gilodi on Deaf Havana's earth-shaking new single, Sing. "I know I took you for granted but I hope I can change my mind..."
“Sing” is the sound of a band channeling three years of frustration into the biggest, boldest statement of their career so far. It takes all of Deaf Havana's traditional qualities – soaring melodies, witty lyrics, an uncanny ability to make an emotional connection with rock's heartland audience – and bolts on a riff so monstrous you can already hear this summer's festival crowds going crazy for it.
That riff – which Veck-Gilodi says came from him subconsciously tapping into his inner Smashing Pumpkin – began as a fun doodle in rehearsals. Although the frontman initially thought it was too heavy to ever work in a DH song, he soon realised the band needed to expand its horizons.
Their forthcoming fourth album will be released early 2017 on So Recordings.